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Vestas Expands APAC Leadership Team

Company Expands Leadership Team and Aligns Organization for Increased Growth Vestas Australia, the only global energy company dedicated exclusively to wind energy – today announced the appointment of Peter Cowling as Country Head /VP, Sales Australia and New Zealand. Vestas’ ANZ footprint reflects the company’s track record, ambition and growth. Vestas in Australia already has a 2,931 MW installed base and ...

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Nexif Energy Moves forward with Lincoln Gap Wind Farm

Nexif Energy, an independent power producer in Australia and Southeast Asia, has announced that it has reached financial close for the first stage of the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm in Australia. “As a new, independent participant to the Australian market, we are excited to implement an innovative contracting strategy that will not only provide renewable power to thousands of Australian homes but also optimise th ...

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Enercons New Taiwan Office

An initial team of 10 people is due to grow to 30 in the coming years, adding to the 70 technicians already working in the service stations in the Asia-Pacific region, the company said. Since 2001, Enercon has installed more than 217 turbines totalling over 440MW in Taiwan, and has a market share of nearly 70%, it added. Enercon will manage all its Asian activities from the Taipei branch to "ensure a higher ...

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Ayala Complete Indonesian Wind Project

PT UPC Sidrap Bayu Energi, a special purpose company led by the energy unit of Ayala Corp., expects its $150-million, 75-megawatt wind project in Indonesia to start commercial operations in the first quarter of 2018. AC Energy Holdings Inc. said in a statement the wind project was “nearing 70-percent completion.” The group “has started the installation of 30 Gamesa G114 2.5-MW wind turbine generators since ...

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Can Floating Wind Turbines Power The World?

In the search for alternative energies, wind turbines have presented as a possible replacement for fossil fuels. Now researchers from the Carnegie Institute for Science have published research suggesting that offshore wind turbines might be able to create enough energy to provide “civilization-scale power.” The research article, by Anna Possner and Ken Caldeira, was published by the Proceedings of the Natio ...

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Vestas Announces Flurry of Turbine Orders

Vestas Wind Systems A/S announced a flurry of wind turbine orders to mark the end of the third quarter last week, with orders from the United States, India, Europe, and Latin America totaling 463 megawatts. Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems A/S announced on September 29, the last business day of the third quarter, eight separate wind turbine orders that amounted to 463 MW (megawatts), inc ...

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Engie & Abraaj Partner to build Indian Wind Farm

French energy firm Engie SA and Dubai’s private equity firm Abraaj Group on Wednesday announced a partnership to build a wind power platform in India. “Together, Abraaj and Engie have identified a robust pipeline of wind power projects representing over 1 GW (gigawatt) in several key states,” the companies said in a joint statement. Foreign investments are crucial for India’s renewable energy industry as th ...

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Siemens Gamesa Surge Forward in Latin America

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy cements its leadership in Latin America with a 97-MW supply order in Argentina • The company will install 28 of its G132-3.465 MW wind turbines at a complex being developed in the province of La Rioja, in western Argentina. • This project marks a milestone for the company as Argentina is a key market with tremendous potential in wind power. • This is the first South American ...

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Engie Develop Sainshand Wind Farm

French utility Engie are developing the Sainshand wind farm in the Gobi Desert, with the facility set to generate enough energy to serve the needs of 130,000 Mongolians. The 55 MW wind power plant is the French company’s debut renewable project in Mongolia. The Sainshand wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 55 MW. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer and will be overseen by Tractebel, ...

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Vestas Wind Thai Order

Vestas has sold 60 V136-3MW turbines to an undisclosed customer, marking the company's first sale of the model in Asia-Pacific. With the V136 having a hub height of 157 metres, the as-yet-unspecified projects will feature the highest towers in the region. The order includes a contract for the supply and installation of the turbines, as well as a 15-year management agreement with the buyer. Delivery of the t ...

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